Tag Archives: China

Advantage Asia: Social Cohesion as King in the COVID 19 Era

Social cohesion will be critical in this new world of the COVID 19 crisis. Asia’s case proves that social cohesion is Janus-faced, working in two opposite directions.

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How COVID 19 Hits Bad Governments

COVID 19 is especially dangerous for people with pre-existing conditions. It also strikes countries with pre-existing bad governments with particular severity.

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Coronavirus: A True Stresstest for Globalization

It is not too early for policy makers to begin examining why globalization did not work out the way its advocates either wished or thought it would.

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China and Coronavirus: From Home-Made Disaster to Global Mega-Opportunity

Despite an initially horrendous response, China now utilizes its Coronavirus campaign to build global soft power

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In Charts: Coronavirus

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the coronavirus outbreak.

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Mahathir’s Malaysian Mayhem

The relentless horse trading among Malay politicians has not only undone the result of the 2018 election, but seemingly put an end to a genuinely multi-ethnic coalition.

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Europe´s Sovereignty Fever

There are big questions about the viability of the EU in the era of IT dominating technological innovation as well as in an era dominated once again by geopolitics.

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Is Germany’s Der Spiegel Racist?

In the latest case of self-flagellation, the ever more twisted German left, in its filter bubble, now accuses Der Spiegel for an anti-Chinese racist cover.

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China Vs. Indonesia: Intra-Asian Power Games

Beyond the constant strife with the U.S., China’s assertion of global powers runs into increasing resistance even by normally acquiescent Asian nations.

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Weak and Undemocratic Governance is Dangerous for Your Health

Many Southeast Asian governments are failing the coronavirus test. Singapore stands out positively, Thailand negatively.

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